Renee Oteri might not have found love on “The Bachelor” with Juan Pablo – but she does have a special person in her life right now. ABC viewers will remember that the 32-year-old single mom was eliminated in a heartbreaking rose ceremony after the bachelor met her family during hometown dates. However, shortly after she was sent home in episode 8, news broke that the real estate agent was engaged!
TV Guide confirmed on Monday that after her relationship with Juan Pablo ended on “The Bachelor,” Renee reconnected with an ex-boyfriend. Us Magazine reported the lucky guy, whose name has yet to be released, proposed and that “she couldn’t be happier.”
“She is so happy and has wanted this with her fiancé for a very long time!” a source close to the former “Bachelor” contestant told Us. “We are all so happy to see them back together … he is always the one everyone wanted to see her with.”
But the engagement isn’t the only big news for Renee. The single mom and her 8-year-old son Ben will be leaving Sarasota, Fla., and moving to Seattle with her new beau.
“Her fiancé has known Ben since he was a baby and Renee is so excited to start over with her new family in Seattle,” another insider revealed. “She’ll continue to be a photographer."
But what does Renee have to say about her engagement? The 32-year-old surprisingly stayed mum on the subject during her appearance on “The Women Tell All” episode of “The Bachelor.” The special, which aired on Monday featured Renee in the hot seat as host Chris Harrison not only questioned her about her breakup with Juan Pablo, but about the current state of her love life.
Renee told Chris Harrison that she has no regrets from the show and that she’s in a “situation” where she’s “very happy.” And even though the host tried to push to get a little more information, Renee refused to say any more on the subject.
However, that day she did Instagram a pretty revealing photo. “My forever,” she posted on Monday along with a photo of her fiancé.
According to Wetpaint, the lucky guy to land Renee is named Bracy, and he has supposedly known Renee since they were kids. An insider told the site that Bracy was her first kiss, and that they dated on and off, breaking up in 2010.
“He knew she was going on the show,” the source told Wetpaint. “But they don’t talk about it at all. He hasn’t been watching this season, and I doubt he will.”
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